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2005 Kia Spectra Ratings

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Kia Spectra 2005
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    5/30/2005 6:02:11 PM

    2005 Kia Spectra - SX (M5)

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Cheap feel inside

    Advice: You will regret buying/leasing it after you drive it for a month. (I am 2months into a 1-year lease).

    I believe I got the top model of the Kia Spectra, and it's not the best car experience I've had. Kia's website claims it's miles ahead of the competition, but I'd say it's a milimeter ahead, only in warranty and price, because the Toyota Carolla is much more pleasing than this car. I do have to say the seats are very comfortable, and it's sort of quiet, though I cant expect much because it's an economy car. The engine is sluggish and slow, and is noisy. It's as if it has more weight that they say it does. The materials are good looking, but they have a cheap hollow sound to them when you knock on the plastics and this car RATTLES ALOT. I dont feel very safe in this car. Once I do get out of this 12 months lease, I am going to get a Toyota or Nissan. Should've done that in the first place...